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Lab Test Dictionary

Lipid Laden Macrophages


Fat stain

Specimen Type

Body Fluid

Performing Lab

RCHSD Histology

Lab Test Days

As received

Standard TAT

2 hrs

Stat TAT

1 hr

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1.0 ml body fluid

Container Type

Sterile Container

Collection Instructions

Acceptable sources include bronchial or trach aspirate, pleural fluid, etc. Complete Pathology services request card & submit with specimen.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Test Volume Required

1.0 ml body fluid

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 ml body fluid

Processing Instructions

Place in CSF-Cytology Bin M-F between 0600-1400 After hours, make 2 cytospin slides, 2 direct slides, air dry. HISTOLOGY: Wright stain 1 Air-Dried Cystospin and 1 Direct.